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Greg Olsen | Tight End

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/11/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 250
College: Miami (FL)
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Greg Olsen caught four passes for 55 yards in the Panthers' Divisional Round loss to the 49ers.
Olsen's big play occurred in the second quarter when he split San Francisco's safeties deep for a 35-yard completion. He was otherwise limited to chain-moving type gains. Olsen turns 29 in March and is owed $5.5 million in 2014. He'll surely return to Carolina as one of the team's only reliable pass catchers. For fantasy purposes, Olsen is a low-ceiling TE1. Jan 12 - 4:32 PM

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Greg Olsen caught six passes for 42 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's Week 17 win at Atlanta.

With Steve Smith (knee) sidelined, Olsen came up huge. He caught an absolute laser from Cam Newton to give the Panthers a third-quarter lead they would never relinquish and also converted a big third down with a diving catch in the fourth quarter. Olsen was consistently solid all year long, catching at least four passes in 13 of 16 games and finding the end zone six times. He'll get a chance to rest his foot as the Panthers have secured a bye in the first round of the playoffs.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 04:30:00 PM

Greg Olsen caught four passes for 35 yards in Carolina's Week 16 win over the Saints.

Olsen's seven targets led the team on a day where Steve Smith missed the majority of the proceedings with a knee injury. The yardage just wasn't there as Cam Newton struggled to find open receivers, often missing high. Olsen now has at least four catches in 12 of 15 games this season.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 05:38:00 PM

Greg Olsen (foot) is listed as probable for Week 16.

Olsen racked up eight receptions against New Orleans in these teams' Week 14 meeting. Rotoworld's Pat Daugherty ranks Olsen No. 4 among Week 16 fantasy tight end starts, behind only Jimmy Graham, Vernon Davis, and Julius Thomas. RotoPat's full rankings for fantasy title week are accessible at the link below.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 01:00:00 PM

Greg Olsen (foot) returned to Panthers practice Thursday, getting in a full session.

It's Olsen's usual routine. One of the most consistent tight ends in the league, Olsen is a top-five play for Week 16.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 06:27:00 PM

Greg Olsen (foot) did not practice Wednesday.

Olsen usually takes it easy on Wednesdays before returning to team work on Thursdays and Fridays. He'll be good to go as a mid-range TE1 against the Saints.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 06:05:00 PM

Greg Olsen caught five passes for 88 yards in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Jets.

Olsen has turned into the primary downfield receiver for Cam Newton this season and managed two 20-plus yard catches this week. He finished with a team-high eight targets, but failed to find the end-zone for the third straight game. Olsen is averaging six catches and 71 receiving yards over his last three contests and will remain a mid-range TE1 against the Saints in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:27:00 PM

Greg Olsen (foot) returned to practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

Olsen took Wednesday off to rest his sore foot, but his availability for Sunday's game against the Jets was never in doubt. Averaging 5.7 catches for 52.7 yards with two touchdowns over the last four games, Olsen will be a fine low-upside TE1.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 12:59:00 PM

Greg Olsen (foot) did not practice Wednesday.

Olsen has been dealing with his foot injury for most of the season, so the Panthers are likely just getting him some rest. He'll be a low-end TE1 in Week 15 against a struggling Jets secondary.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 04:13:00 PM

Greg Olsen caught eight passes for 40 yards in the Panthers' Week 14 loss to the Saints.

With Cam Newton forced to check down all game, Olsen led the Panthers with 12 targets. He was held out of the end zone for the second straight week, but continues to be heavily involved in the passing game. Olsen will be a solid TE1 for the second week of the fantasy playoffs. He'll match up with the Jets, who have been giving up a ton of production to opposing tight ends.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 01:23:00 AM

Greg Olsen caught five passes for 85 yards in Carolina's Week 13 win over the Bucs.

Olsen led the Panthers in catches, yards and targets in a 27-6 victory. The mid-range TE1 has now caught five passes in three consecutive games, but averaged just 57 yards in the process. Olsen is on pace for 67 catches, 815 yards and seven touchdowns, which would be nearly identical to his 2012 line.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 05:51:00 PM

Greg Olsen caught five passes for 34 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 13 win at Miami.

Olsen was second on the team with nine targets. His touchdown was a goal-line game-winner, coming with just 43 seconds left off a play-action fake that left the tight end wide open. Olsen now has four scores in his last five games and is a decent bet for another touchdown when the Panthers take on the Bucs in Week 13. He's a low-end TE1.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 07:15:00 PM

Greg Olsen caught five passes for 52 yards and one touchdown in Week 11 against the Patriots.

Olsen tied for the team lead with Brandon LaFell at eight targets. On the three misfires, Cam Newton simply overthrew his tight end on short routes. Olsen secured his 15-yard touchdown on a third-and-four corner route, beating Devin McCourty. It was a perfect throw by Newton. Olsen has now scored in three of the last four games and remains locked in as a TE1. He could do a lot of damage next week against a Miami defense that struggles to cover tight ends.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 12:56:00 AM

Greg Olsen caught one pass for 14 yards in Sunday's Week 10 win at San Francisco.

Olsen saw a season-low three targets, getting used as a blocker against the 49ers' elite front seven. Expect more chances in a home game against the Patriots in Week 11. Olsen's eight-game pace of 68/852/6 remains realistic.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 08:18:00 PM

Greg Olsen caught four passes for 66 yards and a touchdown in Carolina's Week 9 win over the Falcons.

Olsen's 14-yard touchdown came on a naked bootleg on 4th-and-1 from the Falcons' 14-yard line midway through the second quarter. Olsen was all alone for the score on a daring play-call from "Riverboat" Ron Rivera's newly adventurous staff. Olsen also appeared to tweak his lingering foot injury, but stayed in the game. 4/66/1 isn't a high-end TE1 performance, but the kind of stat-line owners can expect from Olsen on a weekly basis. On pace for 68/852/6 this season, Olsen will remain a locked-in TE1 for Week 10 against the 49ers.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 04:41:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
4Matt Blanchard
RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jonathan Stewart
3Kenjon Barner
GLB1Mike Tolbert
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Mike Tolbert
2Jonathan Stewart
FB1Mike Tolbert
2Richie Brockel
3Michael Zordich
WR11Jerricho Cotchery
2Jason Avant
3Kealoha Pilares
4Toney Clemons
WR21Tiquan Underwood
2Tavarres King
3Marvin McNutt
4Brenton Bersin
WR31Jason Avant
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Brandon Williams
4Mike McNeill
5D.C. Jefferson
K1Graham Gano